stripes + engagement photos

Hi!!!

Long time no speak (write? read??)
The last month has been crazy, turns out I just didn't have the energy to plan our wedding, work and keep up the blog so I apologise for leaving you guys out of the loop.

We've just gotten back from our honeymoon this week, and Eli has been whisked off on a tour with his band so I'm without my trusty photographer for the moment.. which is all good really because it gives me an excuse to play catch up and reminisce about our wedding a little.

At the start of the month we did an "engagement" shoot with our wedding photographer - our friend Aleksandar Jason. I ended up whipping up a dress for the occasion, modifying Simplicity's 1873 from the Cynthia Rowley collection to feature a bateau neckline in this blue and white stripe fabric I found at my local op shop.


I had some issues with gaping at the back of the neckline, which I didn't have time to fix for the shoot so had to cover with a cardigan (I was sewing right up until we left!!), but having since washed the dress that problem has resolved itself so I guess I'll put it down to the fabric stretching slightly as I was sewing and/or the bias binding around the neckline.

It also has the fullest skirt I've ever made - perfect for twirling! It's definitely become my new favourite warm-weather dress.

Here's some photos from the shoot, Eli looked particularly dapper in his blue houndstooth suit from ASOS and matching stripes :)










13 comments:

  1. You two look like the perfect 50s couple, I love these photos so much and I can't wait for more wedding photos - I've been loving following your adventures on instagram :D

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    1. Aww thank you gorgeous girl!!! I can't wait to see the photos too haha, we should be getting them very soon so I'll share asap. I'm so excited to see your day too!!

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  2. OOoh that is so sweet !
    lovely pictures.

    xx
    Lorna
    http://lornasharp.blogspot.com

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  3. oh my gosh, these are amazing and you're both so adorable! lovely lovely photos and wonderful job on your dress, Taygan!!
    Congratulations!
    -Abigail

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    1. Thank you Abigail! I'm really happy with how the dress AND the photos turned out :)

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  4. These are lovely pictures, you both look great! Congratulations!

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  5. These are gorgeous photos, and you two both look amazing! I really adore the dress you made. It's so perfectly summery and suits you so well!

    And congratulations on your wedding!

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    1. Thanks Tanith!! It's definitely my new favourite :)

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  6. wonderful dress, wonderful pictures and a wonderful couple!

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  7. ZOMG! Soooooooooo cute! Can't wait to see the wedding photos.

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